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Skepticality:The Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

Official Podcast of Skeptic Magazine

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We're tired of pertinent social and science news being buried by clap trap. Our podcast is here to bring you relevant, under reported current events, as well as in-depth discussions from a scientific, critical, skeptical, and humorous point of view. Derek and Swoopy are your hosts, filling your pod and your brain with skeptical insight and conversation, sometimes heated, on a plethora of topics that are ripe for critical examination. Bringing truth to podcasting, and all who choose to listen. In our travels we will tackle the beasts of pseudoscience; the paranormal, supernatural, ufo / alien encounters, mis-understood history, and overwrought legends - urban or otherwise. Our interview shows feature notable skeptics including; leading astronomy speakers, scientists, philosophy experts, and other scientific, secular, humanist, and skeptical book authors, and critical thinkers.

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Skepticality #064 - Flock of Dodos - Interview: Dr. Randy Olson, evolutionary biologist turned film maker.

October 30th, 2007

Episode 81 of 299 episodes

Recent episodes of Skepticality have touched on issues of outreach and activism in the skepticalcommunity, and how skeptics like Jeff Wagg, Alison Smith and Daniel Loxtonare using their particular talents to helpnurture science and critical thinking. This week, Derek and Swoopy are pleased to continue thistrend with their interview of evolutionary ecologist-turned-filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson. Dr. Olson's film, Flock of Dodos: The Evolution -Intelligent Design Circus, is not your typical evolution versus IDdocumentary.Rather than simply pitting one camp against the other, thiswhimsical film explores how the two sides of the debate market their ideasto the public—and, more specifically, how the scientific community has failedto capture their audience as effectively as the Intelligent Design camp hasdone in recent years.

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